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‘Mahama still representing AMERI; struck a deal for them in Nambia’ – Journalist

It has emerged that former President John Dramani Mahama did not represent the African Development Bank as an advocate when he visited Namibia in 2017 as reportedly claimed. The former president is said to have sent some representatives from AMERI Energy to the African country because they expressed interest in a power agreement like the one he [Mahama] signed with ...

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Reshuffle: Akufo-Addo to downsize number of ministers

President Nana Akufo-Addo is expected to downsize his ministerial list in his maiden reshuffle likely to take place soon. Sources close to the seat of government – the Jubilee House – have hinted at least 15 ministers will be sacked from the “Elephant-size government.” The size of ministers is likely to drop to about 80 or 90 from the original ...

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AMERI Saga: Anta, Aidoo, Cudjoe must go, too – IES

President Nana Akufo-Addo must sack all three deputies of former Energy Minister Boagye Agyarko over the botched Ameri deal, Executive Director of the Institute for Energy Security (IES), Paa Kwasi Anamua Sakyi, has said. The president sacked Mr Agyarko on Monday, 6 August 2018, over the renegotiation of the controversial $510 million Ameri deal. Mr Agyarko had argued that the ...

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5 key reasons why Akufo-Addo sacked Boakye Agyarko

News of the sacking of Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko, seems to have dominated the airwaves since it was officially announced by the Presidency. Following the fallout from the controversial AMERI deal, President Akufo-Addo decided to relieve Mr. Agyarko off his duty as minister of energy. A statement signed by head of communications at the presidency Eugene Arhin, said the decision ...

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Spokesperson of Energy Ministry resigns after firing of Boakye Agyarko

The head of communications for the Energy Ministry, Nana Damoah, has resigned just moments after he hinted of exposing all other government officials who contributed to the controversial Ameri power renegotiation deal. In a deleted Facebook post, Nana Damoah alleged that the sacked energy minister, Boakye Agyarko, was not entirely to blame for controversies surrounding the controversial Ameri deal as ...

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Nine ex-SSNIT staff charged for causing GH¢238,888.78 financial loss to the state

Nine former employees of Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) have been put before an Accra Circuit Court for forging school certificates and receiving unjustified salaries to the tune of GH¢238,888.78. They are Sylvia Ama Boh, Brenda Bannerman, Joyce Abena Donkor, Susana Okine aka Tetteh Susana, Eric Dzokoto, Javanael Anthony Asmah, Lawrence Obuoba aka Gbeney Lawrence Obuoba, Richmond Ampah ...

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Mahama government padded $10bn ENI Gas deal

The Sankofa Gas Field, which is operated by ENI, is expected to commence operations in September this year but there are concerns that the price of the commodity is among the highest in the world. Ghana would be saddled with an unmanageable $10 billion liability based on the exorbitant gas price negotiated by the previous Mahama-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) ...

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Five Chinese galamseyers arrested at Jacobu

Forestry Commission Taskforce in collaboration with the Military have arrested five Chinese Miners who are engaged in illegal mining at Oda Forest at Bepotenten a suburb of Jacobu in the Amansie Central District in the Ashanti region. It will be recalled that Chiefs in the Amansie Central District have complained about ongoing Galamsey activities in the District despite the ban ...

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EC staff petition Amidu over Charlotte Osei; demand prosecution

The aggrieved Electoral Commission (EC) Staff whose petition caused the eventual removal of Charlotte Osei as EC Chairperson, have also dragged her to the Special Prosecutor. The two, Forson Ampofo and Godsway Dadjoe, filed a petition at the Office of Special Prosecutor, requesting that the dismissed EC boss be prosecuted for causing financial loss to the State. In their petition, ...

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Presidential staffer plotting to kill me – Energy Ministry PRO

Head of Communication and Public Affairs at the Ministry of Energy, Nana Kofi Oppong Damoah has alleged a presidential staffer is plotting to kill him. His only crime, he explained is defending the Minister of Energy, Boakye Agyarko over the revised AMERI deal. Nana Damoah who revealed this on Adom News Monday, said the suspect is government’s spokesperson on Governance ...

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